I‘ve always loved face masks. There’s something very appealing about being forced to totally relax for 15 minutes, reading a magazine in the bath and not talking because you literally can’t move your face.
I’ve moved on from those clay masks which would harden rock solid and crack messily or those nightmare peel off ones that felt like you were taking the top layer of skin off with them and there would always be a stubborn bit (usually around your nose) that just wouldn’t budge and you’d have you scrub away at it to remove the last little trace.
As usual, I did a bit of internet research before buying the Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask. I wouldn’t ever pay anything close to £57 for a mere 50ml of face mask but an internet search on ‘Black Friday’ a couple of weeks ago (more of those please) I found it on offer at Cult Beauty for £35.00 so I thought I’d take a chance.
This is what the official Omorovicza website says about the mask:
Much more than a deep-cleansing treatment, this calcium and magnesium-rich mask actively re-energises and brightens the skin as it draws out impurities.
Hungarian Moor mud, rich in calcium and magnesium carbonates, cleanses deeply and nourishes.
White clay naturally absorbs pore-clogging oil and draws out toxins and impurities.
Mineral CosmetologyTM, a patented mineral delivery system, leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking.
And here is what I say:
It really works! Hurrah!
The consistency is relatively thin for a clay mask, the scent is very ‘spa-like’ herbally and clean. It doesn’t dry out which is always gentler on the skin. You don’t need a thick layer, though I read a blogger who said she expected to get a good 10 applications from the jar, believe me, I’m going to get more than that out of mine.
Bearing in mind I have Roseaca and sensitive skin which flares up whenever it feels like it, I was a bit cautious. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised that after rinsing the mask off after 20 minutes (I used a Liz Earle muslin cloth, nice and soft) my skin immediately looked clearer, felt velvety and didn’t break out. The big win for me was that, even though it tingled slightly for a couple of minutes after application, it didn’t leave my skin red and angry-looking, just pink and healthy. I didn’t break out the next day either.
I’m nearly always disappointed when I read too good to be true reviews on products (hello blackout removing Green Tea Mask). You’re never entirely sure if it IS a wonder product or the result of a forceful PR campaign with expensive freebies given to beauty bloggers in return for a glowing review.
Happily, in this case, whilst it didn’t work miracles on my blackheads or pores, it made enough of an immediate, noticeable improvement to my skin. It made it softer, clearer and took the dullness away. My make up went on more smoothly the next morning too. This was definitely one of my better buys.